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Archives: April 2016

Opinion: A new Softwood Lumber Agreement would be more restrictive

The next Softwood Lumber Agreement won’t be happening this year, as Carl Grenier, lecturer at Canada's National School [...]

US: Demand for decorative laminates forecast to go up by 2.5%

Demand for decorative laminates in the US is forecast to increase 2.5 percent per year to 11.6 billion [...]

Germany: Producer prices for wood products stable in March

Producer prices for wood products in Germany show only small movements in March. According to data provided by the German [...]

UPM Plywood reports lower profits and sales in Q1/2016

UPM Plywood division reported 20% drop in EBITDA for the first quarter of 2016. EBITDA for Q1/2016 was €20million [...]

Finland: Forest industry is the country’s largest exporter

    The forest industry is once again Finland's largest export sector.  According to official statistics released [...]

The tallest skyscraper in Stockholm to be build out of CLT

Stockholm, Sweden, will be home to its tallest skyscraper made entirely out of wood. More specifically, the building will be [...]

Over 372,000 visitors at Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

With an unprecedented 372,151 total attendees, up 4% since the 2014 edition – when the biennial Kitchen and Bathroom exhibitions [...]

Bergs Timber to acquire Norvik’s Jarl Timber

Bergs Timber AB signed a letter of intent to acquire all of Jarl Timber’s shares, a subsidiary of Norvik [...]

Still many challenges for the European hardwood industry

While imports have been rising and some key sectors of the European economy, such as construction, furniture and flooring, are [...]

Tropical wood life cycle analysis performance beats other materials

Sustainably sourced tropical timber species out-performed competitor materials in a demanding life cycle analysis project backed by the European [...]